Hi All, been keeping abreast of all that's happening here but not posted for a while so thought I'd post a quick update. Well I can't say I'm not getting my money's worth out of the NHS (with the exception of course of the rheumy team whose cavalier treatment has been well ranted about previously). Been seeing OT for about three months and found them very helpful and understanding. Had my podiatry assessment last month and they've ordered some special insoles to try and relive the pain at my heels and metatarsal heads. Should hopefully get them some time within the next month. Finally got to see physio on Tuesday and been put on hydrotherapy list and given additional exercises. She thinks spine problems are combination of my scoliosis, natural degeneration and fibro stopping me from moving as much as previously and nothing to worry about. Went to dentist yesterday and just happened to mention I've been getting blood blisters in my mouth even when I've not eaten anything hard or sharp. Luckily there was still evidence of quite a large one under my tongue. Better refer you to the hospital says she as it can sometimes be a problem with people with auto-immune problems like you. Ah, says me, they've decided I don't have said auto-immune problem after all but just fibro and OA. Hmmmm, says she, this might be the missing puzzle piece they need. So now got approx 16 weeks to wait to see yet another specialist. Not getting up hopes up that this will generate any sort of change of diagnosis as, on previous experience of hospital which seems more concerned with hitting time targets than treating people, they'll probably say it's all my fault for not liquidising my food before I eat it. Wonder what liquidised cake is like. x
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